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What is meant by a construct in C#?

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I have been asked a question to decide which CONSTRUCT i would prefer to use to represent a character string and i am at a total loss as to what is meant by the term construct.  Could someone please help me!!!
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These are good definitions:

A concept that describes and includes a number of characteristics or attributes. The concepts are often unobservable ideas or abstractions.
www.epa.gov/evaluate/glossary/c-esd.htm

An abstract image, idea, or theory, especially a complex one, formed from a number of simpler observable elements. Constructs represent ideas constructed by scientists to help summarize a group of related phenomena or objects.
nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/glossary.asp

A sequence of statements that starts with a SELECT CASE, DO, IF, or WHERE statement and ends with the corresponding terminal statement.
www.ac3.edu.au/SGI_Developer/books/Ftn_LRM_V2/sgi_html/go01.html

a theoretical dimension that could be represented in the real world by one or more variables. Sometimes used interchangeably with the term concept. Usually, however, constructs are more abstract than concepts and often a single, global term (pain) while concepts often are two terms that are a modified form of the construct (phantom pain, acute pain, chronic pain).
classes.kumc.edu/son/nrsg748/TheoryTerminologyAnswers.htm


Take your pick :)

Bob
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Bob's definitions are good.

I think this page will also help:

http://www.site.uottawa.ca:4321/oose/index.html#programminglanguageconstruct

Cheers,

Jules
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OK, so I thought it might possibly be IF ELSE, SWITCH statements etc, but then how do I answer the question:  Which construct would you use and why to represent a character string??
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What is the context for this question?  Who was asking?  Is this a test question?  

Bob
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Refering to the link

http://www.site.uottawa.ca:4321/oose/index.html#programminglanguageconstruct

exmples of constructs include classes and data types - so my guess for an answer would be to represent a character string as a string variable type.

This is opposed to an array of char variable type.

Does that help?
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